Err, the title is almost a summary itself. Based on the true story of a Texas mom who tries to hire a hitman (through her ex's brother) to kill either or both a cheerleader and her mother. With the intended victims out of the way, Wanda's daughter gets the chance to become a cheerleader. When the media get hold of the story, Wanda's trial turns into a media circus. Written by
She wanted to give her daughter the best shot at being a cheerleader... The things you do for your kids.
Did You Know?
Someone discusses possibility of an exploding baton, an in-joke reference to gag from director Michael Ritchie
's 1975 movie Smile
(1975). See more
Wanda's voice on tape describes Verna's vehicle as a "1995 Grand Marquis." The film takes place in 1991. See more
Herself - Writer
Well, never believe anything a writer tells you.
credits end with "Finally, no spiders or cheerleaders were killed in the making of this movie" See more
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Don't Cry for Me Earl
Lyrics by Michael Ritchie
Music by Lucy Simon
Sung by Ellen Bernfeld
Arranged by John Miller See more